Cameron's work is cut out

Jun 2, 2015

Cameron's work is cut out

David Cameron, if he is unlucky and plays his hands badly, could end up as the prime minister who led Britain out of the EU and who was responsible for the demise of the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

May 18, 2015

Disillusionment with Japan

Inevitably observers of Japan are disappointed and disillusioned when they see that Japanese leaders in politics and business are failing to confront the demographic threat and promote the changes needed to achieve a positive future for Japan.

Apr 14, 2015

Japan's prickly revisionists

The Abe government is reacting to foreign criticism of Japan in ways that harm the nation's national interests and reputation.

Threats from Islamic extremists

Mar 9, 2015

Threats from Islamic extremists

The fight against the Islamic State group will not be won solely by kicking Islamic State out of Irag or Syria or Libya. It will be won only if Muslims the world over not only denounce extremism but also propagate tolerance and equality.

Feb 4, 2015

Ending aggression in East Asia

Japan's postwar reconciliation efforts have borne abundant fruit that must be cherished and protected by the Abe government.

Defeating Nazism: a just war

Feb 3, 2015

Defeating Nazism: a just war

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we should be mindful that the peace of Europe and of the world could be jeopardized by a return to rivalry between European states and the collapse of the European Union.

Jan 25, 2015

Health care pressures grow

Expect the state of siege under which the National Health Service has labored recently to be the biggest political issue at the next election in Britain, due in May.